There’s this myth that what has been done before, is the only way to do things, that the beliefs of those before us are “right”, simply because it is how things have always been done. Right now, somewhere, countless children are being taught either outright, or subtly that people who do not look like, or think like them are somehow not as good, or as intelligent, or as entitled to life as much as they–That the stranger they weren’t allowed to speak to, is somehow not human, and therefore does not deserve to be treated as such.
Twice, twice today, I’ve had people start some passive-aggressive crap with me. That monotoned “I’m-not-obviously-attacking-you” crap. And, dear souls… I’m over it! My patience for those who want to attack you undercover, who think they can say crazy, disprespectful things to you and get away with it–I’m done! Ya heard?! I’m done.